In the Production Expert 10th Anniversary Christmas Competition we offered the chance to win a Post Bundle from Nugen Audio worth $1,499 as one of over 30 great prizes on offer worth over $30,000 in total.
The competition closed on December 31st 2018 and the winner is Lawrence Everson.
“I'm a freelance sound editor and re-recording mixer for film and television. I have a passion for non-fiction storytelling and specialize in documentary feature films and TV series. I've been running my own boutique audio studio in downtown Los Angeles for the past 10 years and have been lucky enough to work on all kinds of wonderful nonfiction projects which have won awards from Sundance, SXSW, Tribeca and others.
Working on feature films, and especially in broadcast television, things like loudness measurement tools, True Peak limiters and upmixers and downmixers are all vitally important to the workflow and process.
I know from experience in other studios how effective Nugen Audio's Halo Upmix is, and I'm looking forward to trying out their host of other tools to improve my workflow and broadcast spec compliance.
I'm also looking forward to incorporating VisLM into my monitoring as I mix, and trying out tools that are new to me in the bundle like the SEQ-S and seeing what kinds of new creative applications I can make with them. Being an independent and running a boutique studio, this bundle will help the studio space grow and provide all kinds of new post production tools that I am really grateful and thankful for!”
NUGEN Post Bundle
NUGEN Post is a collection of 11 NUGEN Audio plug-ins for broadcast, film, and game audio production made up of...
ISL 2 - an intelligent look-ahead brick-wall limiter that provides highly-transparent True Peak limiting
LM-Correct 2 - an automatic, quick-fix compliance plug-in that has now been updated to include the DynApt dynamics extension
Bass management with Monofilter
SigMod - a modular signal modification utility plug-in
Stereo positioning with Stereoplacer
Full-frequency stereo widening and enhancement with Stereoizer
VisLM 2 - an industry-standard loudness metering plug-in/standalone application
Visualizer 2 - a comprehensive audio analysis utility
Halo Downmix - a precise downmixing and surround rebalancing tool and
Halo Upmix - a stereo to 5.1, 7.1 and 3D upmixer
SEQ-S - a linear phase spline ‘Match & Morph’ EQ
Production Expert Articles on Nugen Audio Products
Immersive Sound is big news at the moment. Last year we launched our blind upmixer shootout poll, which compared three market leading upmixer plug-ins, without anyone knowing which ones were being compared. We had a great response and it gives us great pleasure to at last reveal the results.
At AES 2017 Nugen Audio have announced an update to ISL 2st and a preview of a 3D immersive extension to Halo Upmix, their acclaimed upmix plug-in.
Nugen Audio will be in their usual position on Stand 8.D56 at IBC and this year they will be previewing a yet to be released Dolby module for their modular Audio Management Batch (AMB) processor software due to be released by the end of the year.
Nugen Audio has released a new extension for their Halo Upmix - providing, even more, versatility for one of the most advanced solutions for surround upmixing, including Pro Tools 12.8HD native Dolby Atmos support and support for Ambisonics formats too.
From the show floor at NAB 2017 Nugen Audio Technical Director Paull Tapper shows Synth Expert Editor Stephen Fortner the new Dolby Atmos Pro Tools Integrated version of their Halo Upmix plug-in and their new product just released at NAB 207 the Nugen Audio Halo Downmix which Mike reviewed earlier this week.
Hollywood based re-recording mixer Tom Marks has chosen NUGEN Audio's Halo Upmix and MasterCheck Pro for his mix on the hit Netflix series "Sense8," which has just wrapped production of its second season.
Friend of the blog, Sreejesh Nair, a Mumbai, India-based audio/mix engineer and pro audio solutions specialist for Avid, has chosen Nugen Audio's Halo Upmix plug-in for stereo-to-5.1/7.1/9.1 upmixing. Sree now uses Halo to produce immersive upmixes on a broad range of cinema projects, including the sound tracks of well-known Bollywood titles.
In this video shot at BVE 2017, Paul Tapper from Nugen Audio shows our Editor Mike Thornton their latest development the new Audio Management Batch Processor which is their new batch processing software.
At BVE 2017, Nugen Audio will be demonstrating their latest innovations in their family of post-production and broadcast audio tools. On display for the first time at BVE, Nugen Audio will showcase its AMB modular batch processor, a scalable loudness analysis, correction, and upmix solution as well as an update of Halo Upmix, Nugen Audio's award-winning 5.1, 7.1, and 9.1 upmixer.
Today at the start of IBC 2016 Nugen Audio have announced another update to their Halo Upmix plugin on its first birthday. The key new feature is the support of other multi-channel formats as inputs, because up until now Halo could only upmix from stereo source content.
At NAB 2016 Nugen Audio will Release the 9.1 Option for Halo Upmix With Full Support for Dolby® Atmos and Overhead Positioning for use in Pro Tools. This new extension to their excellent stereo upmix solution is amongst the first to support 9.1 surround upmixing in Pro Tools.
Mike Thornton from Pro Tools Expert caught up with Paul Tapper from Nugen Audio at BVE in London and got the first preview of the new 9.1 capable version of their very successful Halo Upmix plug-in which allows the introduction of vertical positioning into the upmix, generating a 7.1.2 (Dolby) bed track-compatible upmix.
At BVE in London from 23rd to 25th February 2016, Nugen Audio will unveil an all-new option for Halo Upmix, their solution for upmixing stereo audio to surround. The 9.1 option allows the introduction of vertical positioning into the upmix, generating a 7.1.2 (Dolby AtmosTM) bed track-compatible upmix.
Jeff Mullen, an Emmy® Award-winning sound designer and mixer based in Washington, D.C. and founder of Sonichead has adopted Nugen Audio's Halo Upmix tool for automated upmixing of stereo audio to 5.1/7.1 surround. Jeff now uses Halo Upmix to produce both a 5.1 upmix as well as a stereo mix for a wide range of projects.
Presented with a special job for a kids charity to make a 5.1 mix for DCP, to be shown at a kids film festival. Alan turned to Nugen Audio's Halo upmix plug-in to produce a 5.1 mix from a range of sources inkling LtRt film clips and audio pre-mixed in the video edit with dialog panned hard left and right over stereo music. Read on to see how Alan got on....
Following a public beta program, Nugen Audio have now released their Halo Upmix plug-in. Recently I previewed a late beta version and you can see how I got on with it and what it offers. Highlights have to be a built in down mix option to check compatibility and the Surround Scope display.
Nugen Audio are joining the Upmix plug-in group with their Halo Upmix plug-in. How will it fair against the established plug-ins in this sector? In this preview video Mike Thornton gets his hands on a pre-release copy of Halo to see if it delivers. Watch and find out how it performs.
Nugen Audio have announced the their new upmixing plug-in, Halo Upmix is now available for public beta prior to full release. If you need to upmix legacy content to any of the 5.1 and 7.1 surround formats for film, TV or games then check out this new plug-in from Nugen Audio.
Production Expert Tutorials On NUGEN Audio Products
Check out some great tutorials we have made on how to use many of the great plug-ins from NUGEN Audio...
Nugen Audio has released the latest version of their loudness metering software VisLM. V2.8.3 brings 2 new features, one minor - a change to the Netflix stereo preset and one major - the introduction of Flags, which help to visualise Alerts and navigate through them. An added bonus is that whilst we were preparing the video tutorial showing the new features, we discovered an undocumented feature in VisLM from Nugen Audio that is really clever and will save you time and money and so we had to include that in the video tutorial as well!
In this free video tutorial, brought to you with the support of Nugen Audio, you will learn how to use the Spectrogram module in Visualiser2. Watch the tutorial to see how the Spectroscope can be used to identify noise, whistles and signal peaks in the frequency domain.
In this free video tutorial, brought to you with the support of Nugen Audio, you will learn how to use Visualiser2 to help manage low-frequency content. Watch the tutorial to see how the Spectrum Analyser and the Stereo Spectroscope views can be used to monitor LF level and stereo content.
In this free video tutorial, brought to you with the support of Nugen Audio, you will learn how to interpret the vectorscope view in Visualiser2 and how the two available views display test tones and a stereo piano recording with particular reference to identifying out of phase content.
In this free video tutorial, brought to you with the support of Nugen Audio, you will learn how to use the Morph EQ function of the Nugen SEQ-S plug-in. Learn how this technique can be used to create anything from a slow transition to fast tremolo/wah effects.
In this free video tutorial, brought to you with the support of Nugen Audio, you will learn how to Match EQ using Nugen SEQ-S plug-in. Watch the tutorial to see how this technique can be used to create space in a mix for a solo trumpet so that the trumpet remains clearly audible without its level needing to be raised as far.
Producing A Song In Pro Tools - Stage 1: Song Choice & Demo Recording explains GeorgieDAN's demo recording process, in this second episode "Stage 2" of the tutorial series you will learn how Dan mixes demo recordings and to also see how he sets a free time performance to a Pro Tools click track for song arrangement/templating purposes.
In this free video tutorial, brought to you with the support of Nugen Audio, you will learn how to Match EQ using Nugen SEQ-S plug-in. Watch the tutorial to see and hear how, using Match EQ it is possible to match the sound of a voiceover recorded with a ribbon mic with one made with a condenser.
Watch this free video tutorial to see and hear how MonoFilter focuses wide stereo sub bass in a mix in preparation for mastering. We strongly recommend you wear a set of studio headphones to be able to fully appreciate the demonstration.
In this demonstration, we show you how to center a kick drum that is more pronounced in the right side of the stereo image as this was the result of the Glyn Johns drum overhead configuration being used to record the drums.
In this free video tutorial, brought to you with the support of Nugen Audio, you will learn an alternative to panning that also places percussion tracks in the stereo image of mixes using Stereoizer by Nugen Audio. Percussion is often recorded in mono, but Stereoizer can transform these tracks into natural sounding stereo percussion tracks in seconds.
Watch this free video tutorial to hear Stereozier transform mono acoustic guitar, mandolin, electric guitar and even a slap vocal delay track from phantom center mono to varying degrees of width thus making space for the vocal to sit perfectly in the mix.
In this free video tutorial with the support of Nugen Audio, team member Marcus Huyskens demonstrates how to use the Ducking & Steering meters within the ISL2 True Peal limiter to ensure there are no negative artifacts affecting your mix.
In this free video tutorial with the support of Nugen Audio, team member Marcus Huyskens demonstrates how to use the Mid-Side monitoring option found with MasterCheck to meter the Mid & Side signals independently.
In this free video tutorial with the support of Nugen Audio, Production Expert team member Marcus Huyskens demonstrates how the ISL2 true peak limiter can be used to quickly and efficiently re-purpose a Master to accommodate a change in deliverable specs.
In this free video tutorial, with the support of Nugen Audio, our very own loudness guru Mike Thornton will show you how to use their LM-Correct 2 plug-in to produce multiple loudness compliant mixes for different delivery specs as well as repurpose content for use on different platforms.
In this free video tutorial, with the support of our friends at Nugen Audio, learn from our own loudness guru Mike Thornton how to use loudness differential monitoring using colour bands in the VisLM loudness meter to keep within loudness targets.
In this free video tutorial, with the support of our friends at Nugen Audio, Production Expert team member Peter Barter demonstrates how to use the MasterCheck Pro plug-in to quickly A/B loudness and dynamics levels between your own tracks and trusted reference sources.
When a sound source increases in volume our ears and brains instinctively prefer the louder signal, so in the past it was difficult to accurately compare and make an objective assessment as to what the compressor or limiter was actually doing to the sound. Mastercheck from Nugen Audio solves this problem with a neat and easy solution that should help your decision-making process when added loudness may have clouded your judgment in the past.
In this free video tutorial, with the support of our friends at Nugen Audio, Production Expert team member Marcus Huyskens demonstrates how to quickly and effectively use Nugen Audio’s MasterCheck Pro to aid in the process of creating a Spotify master from a previously rendered broadcast mix.
In this free video tutorial, with the support of our friends at Nugen Audio, Production Expert team member Marcus Huyskens demonstrates how to use Stereoplacer on a mono bongos track to widen the stereo image, as well as pull out some harmonic detail and add it to the stereo field.
In this free video tutorial, with the support of our friends at Nugen Audio, Production Expert team member Marcus Huyskens demonstrates how to use the ISL2 True Peak Limiter by Nugen audio on a ‘colored’ Mix Buss processing chain, after a 3rd party limiter to avoid any unforeseen true peak overs.
In this free tutorial you will learn how to use the main controls in Monofilter by Nugen Audio to centre sub bass frequencies in stereo keyboard tracks. Watch to hear examples of how Monofilter can easily focus sub bass in Synth and Rhode tracks while retaining the mids and high stereo image.
In this free tutorial you will learn how to turn a mono synth part into stereo using Stereoizer by Nugen Audio. Watch the video to hear examples of Stereoizer performing stereo magic across several synth tracks in a mix. Stereozier is a great tool for fattening up synth lines
Mike Thornton from Production Expert shows in this 3 part series of short videos how the growth of music streaming services and how they deliver music to the consumer is changing the way we need to mix and master content, especially for music streaming services. In part 3 Mike demonstrates the importance of True Peak metering and limiting and how they can help prevent the consumer getting distorted tracks.
Mike Thornton from Production Expert shows in this 3 part series of short videos how the growth of music streaming services and how they deliver music to the consumer is changing the way we need to mix and master content, especially for music streaming services. In part 2 Mike shows how the loudness wars have destroyed the dynamic range of our music and how loudness normalisation used my music streaming services is enabling us to bring back life into our music tracks.
Mike Thornton from Production Expert shows in this 3 part series of short videos how the growth of music streaming services and how they deliver music to the consumer is changing the way we need to mix and master content, especially for music streaming services. In part 1 Mike gives an introduction and takes a look at the history and how average loudness normalisation is changing the way we master music tracks.
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